Published: Fri, August 10, 2018
Health Care | By Belinda Paul

First case of West Nile virus found in Ada County

First case of West Nile virus found in Ada County

The Saint Louis County Department of Public Health has not said precisely where the Mosquitoes carrying West Nile Virus were found.

There is new evidence of West Nile virus in Perth County.

The first West Nile virus-related death of the year in Dallas County has been reported, the county health department confirmed to WFAA on Tuesday.

According to test results received by the health unit on Tuesday, mosquitoes collected from a trap located in Wyoming on August 1 tested positive for the virus.

"Over the past few weeks, West Nile virus activity has been on the rise across Ontario", Lyttle said in a release. The department stressed that West Nile is a preventable disease and that wearing insect repellant outdoors is a must.

The Health Unit is urging the public to take steps to prevent mosquito bites. About 1 in 5 people who are infected develop a fever with other symptoms such as a headache, body aches, joint pains, vomiting, diarrhea, or rash. It's now been detected in Ada County.

DCHHS Medical Director Dr. Christopher Perkins explains that proper mosquito bite prevention involves DEET sprays. Test results are reported once a week by the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station.

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